After grunge legends Soundgarden chose call it quits in 1997, the band members who helped bring the group to worldwide prosperity all ventured out into various musical projects. Vocalist Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron continued their massive careers after the breakup, but guitarist Kim Thayil chose to keep a low profile. However, Thayil reveals that he had started a supergroup with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and other prominent musicians.
Since the news broke of a new documentary chronicling the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, there have been conflicting reports as to whether the legendary musician's widow Courtney Love will be a part of its creation. Brett Morgen, director of HBO's new documentary on the Rolling Stones, 'Crossfire Hurricane,' was recruited by Love to oversee the Cobain project, but it seems as if that will be Love's only contribution to the project.
During a recent testimony at his trial against Britney Spears, music industry manager Sam Lufti stated that he was working with Courtney Love to create a film or musical about Love's life with her late husband Kurt Cobain, featuring the music of Nirvana. Despite Lufti's claim, Love has just stated that there will be no such project.
Nirvana’s memorable music video for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ served as the battle cry for a whole new revolution for rock music, and now, a little piece of musical history from the clip is up for grabs. However, you better have deep pockets if you’re hoping to score the rock ‘n’ roll remnant.
It's been over two decades since Nirvana unleashed their game-changing magnum opus 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' The title remains synonymous with greatness, as well as being one of the most recognizable phrases in the lexicon of pop culture. Kurt Cobain famously despised the accessibility of the track, along with the bro-dudes and frat boys who would sing along at Nirvana shows. With that in mind, we're sure that Cobain would love this move: CBS has just begun to develop a sitcom with the working title 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
After a string of successful parody singles in the '80s, the career of Weird Al Yankovic hit a lull. However, he rebounded with 'Smells Like Nirvana' from 1992's 'Off the Deep End,' and Yankovic recently spoke with Spin about the parody of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' near the 20th anniversary of its release.
The grunge scene of the early '90s has been credited for flipping the music world on its ear and effectively shoving the hair metal dominance of the late '80s to the side. However, grunge's takeover didn't just affect hair metal, and rapper Jay-Z says in a new interview that even the growing popularity of hip-hop stalled out a little bit when Nirvana came to prominence.